Gmail is About to Get a Blockbuster New Update

Polarity Technologies Ltd learned that Google recently took the wraps off an all-new design for its Gmail email client. Amongst the slew of design changes, the US company has introduced a new Confidential Mode, which could change how you use your Gmail account to send emails. Read the full article from Express.

The all-new design brings a slew of changes, including the ability to quickly reply to emails with an automatically-regenerated response, and snooze emails to a later time. The new look also enables Gmail users to place calendar appointments side-by-side with messages, which should help avoid doubling-booking, or missed events.

Google will also introduce a new feature, dubbed Confidential Mode. According to technology blog The Verge, the new feature allows Gmail users to control what happens to their message after it is sent. Gmail users who use Confidential Mode will be able to stop recipients from forwarding select emails. It can also purportedly be used to prevent recipients from copying, downloading, or printing the content of the email. This should allow users to place more trust in email, and send confidential information they might have previously avoided sending via Gmail.

Following the blockbuster update, Gmail users will also be able to require recipients enter a passcode (generated via SMS) to open their emails. An expiry date – after which the email vanishes from the recipients’ inbox – is also possible in the redesigned Gmail app.

There’s currently no word on a final release date, however, a message to early access testers hints at a launch date in the coming weeks.